Headed by Daniel Balaban, the center will assist developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America in planning sustainable school feeding programs for the youth. Balaban helped provide school meals to millions of children when he was president of the Brazilian National Education Development Fund.
“Brazil has taken the fight against hunger and malnutrition seriously and is now among those defeating hunger faster than any nation on earth. We will partner to leverage this success to other nations seeking to end hunger and malnutrition,”WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said.
Brazil is known for the success of its Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) program, which benefits 45 million children each year.
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